It’s 10:19 a.m., the sunny Thursday morning is starting to heat up, and I’m lying facedown in a dew-drenched field. Literally. My chin is resting in the grass, and dew is soaking the rest of my outfit. And I’m thinking one thing.
I didn’t sign up for this.
Because writing is supposed to be fun and cozy and safe, right? You write a charming book, polish it up a bit, and poof! send it off to the world of readers who—of course—obsess over it and buy it in droves.
But you’re probably wondering why I’m lying in a field getting grass stains on my pants. Trust me. I can explain.
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She sits across the table from me, making a few swift scratching movements with a simple Sharpie pen. But somehow those tiny strokes become rivers—mountains—cities. A delicate curve becomes a cliff-lined shore. A three-dimensional city rises from the paper, its three tiers swirling upward.
“So, I’m thinking I should do the city like this,” she says, pointing with the tip of the pen.
“Yes.” I nod. “But smaller. And farther away. Like…”
I start pointing at the page, she sets the pen to the paper and jots a few notes, and we’re off to a different city, another river, another road. Continue reading “Cartographer”
As promised, here is an extra special sneak peek: the entirety of Chapter One from The Fiery Arrow. I hope you enjoy it—and read the full story on December 10th! Continue reading “The Fiery Arrow: Chapter One Reveal!”
In just five days, the first of three books starts multiplying into print.
The first of a trilogy. A saga. A story.
Continue reading “The Saga Begins…”